After Five Bloody Years in Syria, Russia Is Turning Against Iran—and Assad

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty GAZIANTEP, Turkey—After five years fighting to preserve Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, Russia now appears inclined to dispose of its infamous client. Assad’s persistent brutality and corruption, and his inability to establish even the … Read more…

After Five Bloody Years in Syria, Russia Is Turning Against Iran—and Assad

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty GAZIANTEP, Turkey—After five years fighting to preserve Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, Russia now appears inclined to dispose of its infamous client. Assad’s persistent brutality and corruption, and his inability to establish even the … Read more…